5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

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5 days in Gangtok & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll through MG Marg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nathula Pass, hunt for treasures at Lal Bazar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enchey Monastery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gangtok trip itinerary app .

Bengaluru to Gangtok is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Gangtok

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Enchey Monastery ©
Enchey Monastery
Nathula ©
Nathula

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Lamahatta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tinchuley Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Himalayan Tibet Museum, then stop by Chandulal's, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Char Dham, and finally pause for some photo ops at Siddheswar Dham.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Darjeeling road trip planning app .

Drive from Gangtok to Darjeeling in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Namchi
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Tinchuley Village ©
Tinchuley Village
Char Dham ©
Char Dham
Mahakal Temple ©
Mahakal Temple

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